Juvenile and Childrens Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Chair
Divorce Incorporated
318 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931)896-2400
Immediate Past Chair
Divorce Incorporated
449 East Baltimore Street
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)660-5252

Tennessee CASA Names New Director

Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has named Lynne Farrar as its new executive director. She will take office April 28 after serving for four years as executive director of CASA Works Inc., which serves children in Bedford, Coffee and Franklin counties. Farrar's “wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership in serving as a local CASA program executive director will ensure continuity and a seamless transition,” Tennessee CASA Board President Kevin Balkwill said. She replaces recently retired director Cheryl Hultman.

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Former Knox Court Employee Charged with Child Porn

Former Knox County Criminal Court employee Joshua Ryan Fettig, 20, was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, Knoxnews reports. Investigators began looking at Fettig last December after receiving tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone had attempted to use their email account to send images of child pornography. Fettig worked as a night clerk in the judicial commissioner’s office at the time the probe was initiated. A forensic examination of “confiscated computers” revealed 356 images of child pornography, investigators said. Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey fired Fettig after his work computer was seized in mid-January.

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